Written by Ashok Patel
Two couples – Wynnie and Joshua and Geeta and Sudesh – come face to face with the reality of Amin’s orders as the ninety-day deadline nears. Tensions rise and loyalties, friendships and love collide with power, greed and confusion.
For Wynnie, ninety days to choose between following her head or her heart. For Geeta, ninety days to leave everything behind.
Influenced by real stories, Ninety Days looks at the journeys of those caught in the exodus from 1972 to today.
Call Me By My Name
Written by Dilan Raithatha
An everyday question leads Darshan down a path of discovery into his family’s heritage. As his grandfather and great uncle recollect their arduous and dangerous journey fleeing from the Ugandan exodus and building a new life in Leicester, they begin to contemplate just how much of who they were – and who they are – can be found in a name.
Call Me By My Name is a heartfelt and moving story of identity, legacy and hope.
Running Times:2 hours, 20 minutes (incl. interval)
Age recommendation: 14+
Please note the performance of Ninety Days contains gunshots, live cooking and descriptions of racism, torture, violence and sexual violence against women and Call Me By My Name contains gunshots, racism and violence.
Finding Home marks the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Asian exodus. In August 1972, Ugandan President Idi Amin ordered the country’s Indian and Pakistani communities to leave within 90 days. Many of the displaced were British citizens and, as a result, around 27,000 people emigrated to the UK, with thousands settling in Leicester.
Finding Home features three new short plays by local writers whose families arrived in the UK from Uganda. To find out more about writer Chandni Mistry’s family play, Ruka, click here.